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Collective Worship

School Assemblies

During this period of partial school closure, School staff and local clergy will be providing virtual assemblies which follow the themes for each week below:

1st June - Courage

8th June - Generosity

15th June - Dreams

22nd June - Patience

29th June - Kindness

6th July - Friendship

13th July - Ambition

20th July - Summer Holidays

#FaithAtHome Series

The Church of England are running Faith at Home which is a national campaign that builds on the work of Growing Faith and Everyday Faith to support the faith development and pastoral care of children and young people. They are releasing a short video each Friday on the themes listed below.

Date Theme Video Resources
8th May Hope Video Resources
15th May Courage Video Resources
22nd May Love Video Resources
29th May Humility Video Resources
5th June Patience Video Resources
12th June Resilience Video Resources
19th June Kindness Video Resources
26th June Generosity Video Resources
3rd July Vulnerability Video Resources
10th July Compassion Video Resources
17th July Flourishing Video Resources
More information about Faith At Home can be found here.

Christian Ethos and values

As a Church of England school, the Christian ethos and values that we hold are central to the daily life of the school. Collective worship is integral to the start of every day. This enables us to place God at the centre of our learning and enables pupils to start each day with reflection and prayer.

Collective worship in our school

Collective worship takes place on a daily basis and takes place either as form worship, year assembly, or key stage assembly. Visiting speakers regularly deliver worship and this enables pupils to encounter a range of members of the clergy from the local community. Assemblies cover themes which relate to the school ethos and also follow the Christian calendar throughout the year. Additionally, pupils complete activities in form time which feed into assemblies. For example, reflecting on what we receive from the environment during Harvest, completing 40 acts of kindness during Lent and considering thankfulness during Easter term.

Additionally, pupils will have the opportunity to participate in communions with their form and also their year group. Again, this follows the Christian calendar throughout the year.

Special services are held at particular times of year, including Remembrance Day, the Carol service and also the Commissioning service for our Year 11 pupils as they embark upon the next stage of their academic career.

Full School Year of Seasonal Acts of Worship in Assemblies

Christmas 1

Harvest, Food bank, Urban Outreach, Coloured sand jar

Christmas 2

Advent Candles and school prayer, Remembrance pictures on screen in assembly, and the Posada Nativity starts its journey round the homes of pupils and staff.

Easter 1

Scrolls of thanks, each form brings a thankful prayer scroll to the fish in assembly.

Easter 2

Lent 40 Acts of generosity, making a difference in our school community.

Trinity 1

Easter: Pascal candle and school prayer.

Trinity 2

Trinity: Describing attributes of God as God, Father, Son or Holy Spirit. Place note on Pyramid in assembly.